Recall of UniCel DxH 800 Coulter Cellular Analysis System

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Beckman Coulter Inc..

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A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
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  • Event Date Posted
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  • Event Country
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  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Counter, differential cell - Product Code GKZ
  • Reason
    Body fluids results may be incorrectly interpreted by the laboratory information system (lis). body fluid results ~ 1,000 celis/ul are reported using the us numeric separators to demark thousandths places (comma, ",") and partial units (decimal, "."). an lis that uses non-us formats could interpret the comma as a partial units separator, which could lead to reporting erroneously low body fluid r.
  • Action
    The firm, Beckman Coulter, issued an "URGENT: PRODUCT CORRECTIVE ACTION (PCA)" letter dated October 20, 2010, with PCA Response Form to all customers who purchased the UniCel DxH 800 Coulter Cellular Analysis System. This letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to do the following: 1) Remove all cassettes from the mix station prior to initiating the Diluent Dispense function. Do not initiate Diluent Dispense while specimens are being processed in cassette presentation. 2)Do not use pre-diluted samples for RETIC counts. The instrument is validated for pre-diluted CBC's only, as indicated in the Instructions for Use (IFU). 3)Verify that their information Technology personnel are aware that the Body Fluids data string is only transmitted to the LIS using the US numeric separators and that the Body Fluid results are properly validated at the LIS. 4) Use the lip on the reagent drawer to move the drawer as shown. Avoid touching the drawer slides while replacing containers. Clean all spills promptly to reduce the risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens. 5)Complete and return the enclosed PRODUCT CORRECTIVE RESPONSE FORM within 10 days, share this information with laboratory staff and retain this notification as part of laboratory Quality System documentation. Beckman Coulter will make corrections in future version software. Questions were directed to Beckman Coulter Customer Service at 800-526-7694 in the United States or Canada, or consignees/customers local Beckman Coulter representative.


  • Model / Serial
    All serial numbers, SW version
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) and countries including:Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Macao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    UniCel DxH 800 Coulter Cellular Analysis System Part Number: 629029 || The UniCel DxH 800 Analyzer is a quantitative, automated hematology analyzer for in vitro diagnostic use in screening patient populations found in clinical laboratories. The UniCel DxH 800 Analyzer provides: - Complete Blood Count (CBC), Leukocyte 5 Part Differential (Diff), Reticulocyte (Retic) and Nucleated Red Blood Cell (NRBC) on whole blood - Total Nucleated Count (TNC) and Red Cell Count (RBC) on Body Fluids (cerebrospinal, serous and synovial) (BF)
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Beckman Coulter Inc., 250 S Kraemer Blvd, Brea CA 92821-6232
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
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